Economics

Better Ideas for the Economy

Better Ideas for the Economy

Most Western countries are experiencing a revolt against the intellectual and political elites who have governed nations, the media, academia and central banks for as long as most adults can remember. While the country-specific details vary slightly, the common wisdom...
This Unfortunate Election: What To Do?

This Unfortunate Election: What To Do?

We are only about two weeks from this unfortunate election, and millions have already voted.  I want to give you my current thoughts, with the caveat of retaining the right to modify my views right up to the day when I pull a lever. Let me also confirm that we are all...
Election Concerns 2016

Election Concerns 2016

This year’s extraordinary election is less than two months away.  Like most Americans, I am not pleased with the choices we have before us.  With all of the negative generalities coming from both sides, I decided to try to put on paper specifically what concerns...
I Hear Flapping

I Hear Flapping

By definition, we are not supposed to be able to predict Black Swan events before they occur, but I hear a lot of flapping, and it’s getting louder. If you’re interested in the future of our economy, please read Mervyn King’s new book The End of Alchemy. Lord King was...
Populist-Progressive Claptrap Creates a Moral Hazlitt

Populist-Progressive Claptrap Creates a Moral Hazlitt

Is there no adult left in the Presidential race who can speak the truth even when it is unpopular? The Populist Left and Right have come together in their bashing of foreign trade—proposing tariffs and torn-up agreements to win “fairness” for the American worker and,...